"I'm sure many of you are aware that about two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that the state of Missouri cannot discriminate against the Ku Klux Klan when it comes to groups that want to participate in the adopt-a-highway program. Of course, while the name of the Klan is aesthetically disgusting, we'd all agree that this decision is a victory for free speech and equal protection under the law, right?Missouri? Right. The same Missouri that has been in the news so much of late for the police officers shooting of unarmed young black men and the over-zealous -- and overly armed -- response to peaceful protesters.
"Well, the Dept of Transportation in Missouri has gotten their revenge, and boy is it sweet. Sure, they can't remove the KKK's adopt-the-highway sign, but few would dispute the state's ability to name the highway itself.
"The KKK is now cleaning up a stretch of the newly-christened Rosa Parks Freeway."
Perhaps the Missouri Department of Transportation should give some civil rights hints to the police department of Ferguson, Missouri.